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Posted by: Ekkehard Augustin - Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:08 am
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Post Camera improvement   Posted on: Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:08 am
Both www.wissenschaft.de and www.welt.de are reporting about an innovation regarding cams today.

Scientists have developed a digital camera shaped like the human skin of neurons receiving light. They created a concave membrane of plastics and tensed it to get a plane area. Next they placed 16 times 16 isles of silicon upon it and connected them by metal-paths. Then they removed the tense and the mebrane was concave again without destroying the pixels of silicon. The pxixels had an area of 0.5 mm * 0.5 mm but this area in between has been reduced by a factor of 20.

www.welt.de shows a digital camera with an eye-like lense.

The article under www.wissenschaft.de refers to the team around John Rogers, University of von Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Nature, Vol. 454, p. 748 ( www.nature.com/nature/index.html ).

Might this be a chance to significantly improve space vehicles, space telescopes and satellites?

As far as I understand it cams might become lighter because correction lenses can be avoided and also blurries are easier to avoid.

So can this improve the precision of optical navigation systems applied by DS1, landers and the like? Might it become easier to detect distant planets and stars? Could it improve the richness of details of satellite imáges?



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Post    Posted on: Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:22 pm
It depends on the lense. A lot of organic lenses (although not all) rely on having squishy lenses.

It certainly allows for very sharp and correct wide field imaging in a small space.

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